Object #1023371 from MS-Papers-0032-0003

3 pages written 2 Oct 1849 by Alfred Domett in Wellington

From: Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0003 (57 digitised items). Contains papers dealing with the purchase of Maori land; in particular, there are official papers about `Old Land Claims' (ie pre Treaty of Waitangi); there is also extensive correspondence about the purchase of land in the Rangitikei area from Ngati Apa, and a related dispute about ownership between Ngati Apa and Ngati Raukawa; there is also a letter from Henry Tiffin outlining the concerns of Wairarapa Maori about an invasion by Ngati Toa Also includes translation of a letter by the Ngati Toa outlining the boundaries of land ceded to the Crown in 1847.

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

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English (ATL)

COPY. Colonial Secretary's Office Wellington
2nd. October 1849.


Sir,

I am directed by His Excellency, the Lieut. Governor, to request that (if no cause of which His Excellency is unaware exists, to detain you at Taranaki) you will, with the least possible delay, return to the Manawatu, to resume the negotiations upon which you were engaged.

The New Zealand Company's Principal Agent has made repeated applications to ascertain if you had returned; and urged the

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necessity for bringing the important questions upon which you are employed, to a close.

I am also instructed to observe to you that His Excellency has been in full expectation for some time past, of hearing that you had resumed your labours at Manawatu; and that several letters have been forwarded to you, having reference to that service; as having reference to that service, as well as to another upon which the Government are desirous of employing you.

These letters are now awaiting you at Mr. Duncan's, at Manawatu.

I have the honor, etc.,

(Signed)
Alfred Domett,
Colonial Secretary To:- Donald McLean Esq.

English (ATL)

Letter from Alfred Domett, to Donald McLean Esq. directing return from Taranaki to resume negotiations for Manawatu, dated 2nd. October 1849. COPY. Colonial Secretary's Office Wellington
2nd. October 1849.


Sir,

I am directed by His Excellency, the Lieut. Governor, to request that (if no cause of which His Excellency is unaware exists, to detain you at Taranaki) you will, with the least possible delay, return to the Manawatu, to resume the negotiations upon which you were engaged.

The New Zealand Company's Principal Agent has made repeated applications to ascertain if you had returned; and urged the necessity for bringing the important questions upon which you are employed, to a close.

I am also instructed to observe to you that His Excellency has been in full expectation for some time past, of hearing that you had resumed your labours at Manawatu; and that several letters have been forwarded to you, having reference to that service; as having reference to that service, as well as to another upon which the Government are desirous of employing you.

These letters are now awaiting you at Mr. Duncan's, at Manawatu.

I have the honor, etc.,

(Signed)
Alfred Domett,
Colonial Secretary To:- Donald McLean Esq.

Part of:
Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0003 (57 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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